Archive for: anime

One Hell of a Butler: Black Butler anime

The joys of serial incoherence.

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Aku no Hana and the Politics of Decadence

Autonomy and degradation in the anime “Flowers of Evil”

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Is the Bamboo Curtain More Treacherous Than the Glass Ceiling?

They say it’s over for animation in Japan. When we look for new hires only women respond, and I get the feeling that we’re done for.

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Avatar the Last Airbender: a very fun American anime! (kind of)

Flying bison! Bat eared flying lemurs!

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Overthinking Things 8/22/2011

One of the factors of why anime and manga are so popular globally – they deal with topics that can’t be addressed comfortably over the dinner table.

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Overthinking Things 7/1/2011

What Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert should and shouldn’t do with the new Noir live-action series.

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Fractured Shell (No Ghost)

For my temporary stay here at the Hooded Utilitarian, I’ll be doing a series of pieces on the intersection of comics and related media with queer genders and sexualities, including how these issues have touched on my own life. I thought I’d begin with the gender politics of the Ghost in the Shell franchise.

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